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Author Archives: NJBIZ STAFF

No. 9: Steve Rusckowski

As chairman, CEO and president of Quest Diagnostics, the world’s largest provider of diagnostic information services, Rusckowski is in charge of the Secaucus-based lab’s nearly 50,000 employees who he says “responded as heroes to the COVID-19 pandemic” by developing COVID-19 tests, building test capacity, innovating new testing models with its retail partners, transporting specimens, delivering results and, of course, supporting its customers.

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No. 8: Robert Johnson

Robert Johnson, dean, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick

Johnson’s impressive resumé starts on line one: he’s the dean of the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark and the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, and is the first person to simultaneously lead two medical schools, according to the American Association of Medical Colleges.

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On being a director

During March we applaud women who are blazing trails and making differences in their communities, all while inspiring the next generation of leaders. Leading Women Entrepreneurs (LWE) is especially proud to announce a virtual event on March 30 with a mission to help all professionals of every gender, race, and professional specialty develop their potential and further their knowledge and readiness to achieve a seat on the board of directors to be a Force For Change.

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March 29, 2021 Edition of NJBIZ

Mar. 29, 2021 Edition of NJBIZ

Get this week’s digital edition of NJIBZ – featuring a look at HEALTH CARE POWER 50 - The most influential men and women leading the industry that keeps New Jerseyans strong, active and full of life; With recreational adult use of cannabis on the horizon, experts convened by NJBIZ offer guidance to business owners and executives on what they can expect from the state and local governments; and more!

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No. 3: Alex Gorsky

Gorsky was named CEO of Johnson & Johnson in April 2012 and chairman later in the year. As one of the largest and most prominent pharmaceutical companies in the world, Johnson & Johnson was bound to be a critical component of the fight against COVID-19. And the company did not disappoint.

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No. 2: Robert Garrett

As CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health, Garrett runs New Jersey’s largest health network with 17 hospitals, 500 patient care locations, 35,000 team members and 6,500 physicians.

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No. 10: Cathleen Bennett

Since 2017, Bennett has served as CEO of New Jersey Hospital Association, the nonprofit trade group representing New Jersey’s hospitals, health systems and other health care providers. In the role, she oversees the Health Research and Educational Trust of New Jersey, a not-for-profit affiliate that promotes continuing education, patient safety, quality improvement and research; and the for-profit Healthcare Business Solutions, which provides group purchasing and other business solutions for health care providers.

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No. 5: Shereef Elnahal

Elnahal left his job as state health commissioner a few months before the state was hit with a horrific public health crisis. So while his successor in the administration was left to grapple with the statewide response, Elnahal fought the pandemic in one the state’s worst-hit locales: Newark.

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March 22, 2021 Edition of NJBIZ

Mar. 22, 2021 Edition of NJBIZ

Get this week’s digital edition of NJIBZ – featuring a look at SALES PITCH - First Lady Jill Biden appeared in New Jersey last week to tout the benefits of the American Rescue Plan. Some experts worry that a provision in the law could hinder the state’s recovery efforts; As Marilou Halvorsen takes on a national role, she reflects on more than eight years at the helm of the New Jersey Restaurant and Hospitality Association; we shine our spotlight on Where women are making inroads as leaders in the industry; how some companies are finding different routes to go green; and why alternative power projects are good for the economy and more!

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